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Hello and Welcome to Country Comfort Recipes. Would you like to be able to make great tasting meals, desserts and goodies and save money doing it? Well look no further! Our recipes are down to earth, good home-cooking that won’t cost you a fortune to make. These recipes and tips come from the kitchen of a “Country Chef”, who knows how to make fancy looking, great tasting meals, desserts and goodies with a bakery flare and still use an everyday budget. So let’s get cooking!!

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A Blog To Live By!!

 

A Blog to Live By

It seems that everywhere you turn today in our world something and everything has to do with the internet or it has a blog/website attached to it.  Before I became a “blogger” I didn’t even really understand the whole concept of what it entailed.   I knew one thing for sure and that was I had a passion for writing, cooking and baking and I wanted to share this with the world.  How could I ever realistically do that?   I can remember people telling me over and over again, you should write a cookbook.   My response was usually, “Oh sure!”  And I left it at that.  The costs were way more than I could ever incur for such an undertaking.  So that was that, end of story.  Or was it?

Sometimes dreams that seem unreachable are really only a prayer away.  I think I must have said a thousand prayers asking God “what do you want me to accomplish while I am here?” Looking back now see that I did receive answers to the question, but the answer wasn’t always what I had hoped for. But none the less it was an answer just the same.  Sometimes it came with a subtle whisper, or other times with a resounding gong.  Thus said, I am sure that the times that I ignored the answers I didn’t want to hear and rushed headlong into what turned in to a disaster are what has held me back from trying something new.

Sitting back now, I can honestly say not once did I think to myself, “I should start a blog.”  I am not sure the thought ever occurred to me.  I believe the God knows the true longings of your heart and if you listen intently enough he will answer those longings.  They may not come to you in a resounding gong, but maybe in something as unexpected as a new friend.   So when I say that I attribute my start in this adventure to a long awaited answer to a prayer and the grace of God, I am serious.    One day out of the blue he sent me a person from across the street, “literally” to show me the way to open the door to a whole new world.  Blogging. 

After getting to know this person and of course sharing some of my best recipes with her, I heard that infamous phase again.  “You should write a cookbook.”  I gave my usual response to that, of which was met with “let me tell you how.”  And so it began.  The birth of my website was a very moving experience.  Seeing your name in print as it was can bring quite a vast array of emotions flooding in.  After the initial shock wore off, I dove right.  I have always been what you might call a mover and a shaker.  If it doesn’t come easily, shove it and make it go.

Within four short months I had written and published my first cookbook and actually sold over a 100 copies.  Now I know that doesn’t sound like much, but if you take into consideration that six months prior I had no concept of the first step I would need to make it a reality.  The first day I sat down to my computer to start typing up recipes, I turned it all over to the Lord.  My exact words were, “Ok so here we go.  I lay this adventure in your hands and what comes of it will be of your will not mine.”   Having the personality that I do, it is never easy for me to turn things over to Him, but being a born again Christian; I knew in my heart it was the right thing to do.  So it was done.

Even though I have not made any significant amounts of money, I have made my dream a reality.    I just completed my 3rd e-cookbook that will go on sale soon and have several more in the works.  I already have plans for another website with ideas that keep flooding into my brain so fast that I have to write them down or they would be lost forever. 

Over the course of the past six months I have felt a vast amount of emotions, but most of all I feel pride. Pride in the fact that I turned what was once only my dream into something very real. All of the time I spend putting together my next e-book or simply formulating new ideas with my daughter has given me such joy.  So I have decided that I am going to take the bull by the horns and give it this blogging thing a shot. With God and my family by my side, a new adventure is simply a prayer away!!  `This is the Blog I Live By!

Laurie Hall

The Country Chef

 

 

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